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Opinion
by Ed O'Boyle

It's important for business leaders to understand why so many people rallied to the passenger's side.

by Ed O'Boyle and Jim Harter

Winners of Gallup's Great Workplace Award, now in its 11th year, achieve performance excellence through their cultures of engagement.

The United Nations launches its "World Happiness Report" today. Leaders should pay close attention to the results.

As debates about immigration intensify, there's a major factor to consider: Many entrepreneurial migrants are job creators.

by Jake Herway and Jeremy Pietrocini

Practicing engagement every day allows teams to accomplish more, be more efficient and have better outcomes in their everyday work. This directly improves sales and customer engagement, among other measures.

by Jonathan Rothwell

Globalization has become a scapegoat for rising inequality and weak economic performance, but the evidence for this is weaker than commonly believed.

by Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey M. Jones

Most chief academic officers and provosts say their institution is focusing more on the ability of degree programs to help students get good jobs.

by Jonathan Rothwell

Inefficiency in the U.S. healthcare system is a chief reason why costs are spiraling nationwide and why healthcare is consuming an ever-greater share of the gross domestic product (GDP).

by Anna Herforth and Andrew Rzepa

Diet quality has massive implications for the health of people of all ages, classes and genders in every country and in every part of the globe. But do we really know what people around the world are eating, and how do we find out?

by Brandon Busteed

Students and colleges could benefit from putting more emphasis on students' successful exit from -- rather than entrance into -- college in the form of effective career services.

by Marc Janoff

The Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex) is a new research initiative that seeks to understand how people around the world perceive the security of their land and homes.

by Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey M. Jones

Faculty members with online teaching experience are more confident in online learning outcomes than are faculty with only in-person teaching experience.

Low pay for early childhood professionals coupled with the high cost of care presents a challenge for leaders looking to assist working parents.

by Brandon Busteed and Jonathan Rodkin

Postgraduate degree holders who took at least half of their classes online fare just as well on many employment and life satisfaction measures as those who took most courses in person.

Every employee is talented in some way. Discovering those strengths and fitting them to a job role improves companies and leadership.

Leaders must create organizational cultures that make sense for women. They need to examine their policies, strategies and values to ensure each employee can maximize their potential in and out of the workplace.

College presidents say they value teaching and student service, but they are not incentivizing faculty to pursue these roles. "Publish or perish" is undermining student success and the mission of higher education.

By emphasizing experiential learning and support before graduation, universities can potentially increase alumni attachment to their alma mater.

K-12 U.S. school district superintendents and Americans overall agree on the three most important factors in assessing the effectiveness of public schools -- high school graduation rates, student engagement and student hope.